Tuesday is America Recycles Day, a nationally recognized day promoting recycling in the United States, so what better time to make sure your used batteries, electronics and other items are disposed of safely?
If that’s not enough motivation, remember that in 2006 California made it illegal to dispose of batteries in the trash.
According to the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, “participating battery take-back businesses display an identifying sticker in their window and place a collection box, provided by the SGVCOG, within their store where consumers can properly dispose of non-working household batteries.”
Batteries accepted in this take-back project include all household batteries under 11 pounds, standard AAA thru D size alkaline, and rechargeable batteries which come in five chemistries and can be found in many products including digital cameras, cordless phones, two-way radios, wireless keyboards, cordless power tools, and cell phones, according to a SGVCOG release.
At the following interactive map site, Los Angeles County residents can find the recycling location closest to them. For Monrovians, those locations are:
- (Golden West)